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    Song Kran in Australia

    William and I are planning to wander down to Darling HArbour in Sydney today to experience some much missed thai culture (and food!). Its autumn in Australia right now, so it can be warmish, and then cold, so i really hope that there is not too much water being thrown around.

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    13th April, Songkran Festival, Sydney


    Would you like to celebrate New Year and Water Festival with Thai people?

    Don’t hesitate and join Songkran Festival in Darling Harbour, Tumbalong Park next Sunday 13th April 2003 and you won’t regret it. It will be held between 10a.m. and 5p.m.

    By visiting the “ Songkran “, you have a chance to enjoy authentic Thai food, craft and performances and special atmosphere of water throwing.

    April is month of the long-week celebration of “ Songkran “ festival in whole Thailand.

    For sure don’t miss this out next Sunday at Tumbalong Park.))
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    well, it got rained out, didnt it!

    so we nicked off to the pub instead.

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    Geez Louise, we are much more organised here in NZ

    http://teakdoor.com/thailands-festiv...w-zealand.html (Songkran in New Zealand)

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    so we went over to Darling Harbour to take in a bit of Thai culture



    usual Thai dancing



    the girls were actually OK







    Then there was making merit


    a fair number of people around



    but KW and I had gone to see some of the Thai culture we miss - the Singha beer girls!!



    although, to be honest, we were not too sure they were all "girls"



    and the food stalls were typically Thai run



    still, lots of yellow



    and a certain poster made sure he got himself a nice Singha beer hat!!



    as we were leaving we saw this sign



    any guesses who we thought of?

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    you forget to mention, and I dont know how they did it, but they managed to find that screechy microphone lady to sign during the dancing also....

    Quote Originally Posted by William
    and a certain poster made sure he got himself a nice Singha beer hat!!
    Was forced to wear it!


    Anyway, the final tally of time spent becoming cultured today....


    Travel - (walking the streets of sydney then ferry across the harbour) - 1 hour
    Thai culture - possibly 1 hour
    Pub watching rugger - 2-3 hours


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    Bit smaller across the shoulders then I imagined.

    Whats the poofy bracelet all about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    Bit smaller across the shoulders then I imagined.
    I think William photochopped it!

    (I know i did that recently to a pic of myself that the wife took that made me look a bit too fat)

    Oh, and not a single bucket of water nor water pistol was to be seen.

    And the singha beer that we drank cost $5 each!

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    and *ahem* the poofy bracelet?

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    ^ thai culture, aint it?

    there was a couple of old gits with their young girlfriends, but mostly it was small groups of thai's and then farang families only.

    This event was outdoors, for the sake of hiring a couple of large tents or marques they had the entire thing rained out.... everyone left in a matter of 10 minutes....

    Cannot imagine the stall holders with extra stock on hand would be awfully happy.

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    How many people would you say were there?

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    Not as many as I thought there would be, several hundred perhaps.

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    if i had seen this i would have taken the 1 hr drive north to have a look bummer
    oh well next year hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood
    if i had seen this i would have taken the 1 hr drive north to have a look bummer oh well next year hehe
    I posted it this morning, what were you doing ?

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    Not near as good as MM's reveiw of the NZ one, crappy pictures and you look a right queer with that bracelet, I hope William walked a few paces behind you.

    Did you end up going to a pub in Oxford st?

    The appropriate reds to you and greens
    to MM have been despatched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    crappy pictures
    I blame Wiliiam, as it was his camera.



    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    and you look a right queer with that bracelet, I hope William walked a few paces behind you.
    now that you mention it......



    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Did you end up going to a pub in Oxford st?
    China town, much better eyecandy.

    Song Kran in Australia 14-04-2008 06:03 AM peterpan Poor effort we expect better 5555
    Yah bugger, ya did too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Did you end up going to a pub in Oxford st?
    Yes, Queer town, much better eyecandy.

    Song Kran in Australia 14-04-2008 06:03 AM peterpan Poor effort we expect better 5555
    Yah bugger, ya did too!
    Don't cry willy, will give you a compensating green when I can afford it.

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    this is what the song kran festival in Syndey faced yesterday afternoon... it started about 1 in the afternoon....


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    this pic is looking towards Darling Harbour, which is where we were...


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    here is some pics of someone more talented that William or I (or perhaps less interested in drinking beer while checking out the beer-Singha girls)

    Out to Space » Archive for April, 2007

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    i was in campbell town if you must know lol

    but thats life

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    ^did you go to the [Thai] temple? I'm still trying to work out where that is

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